Altorfer Power Systems to host open house



Cedar Rapids, IA (December 7, 2011) – Altorfer Power Systems will host an open house December 14, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2550 6th Street Southwest, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to showcase the first Cat® CT660 Vocational Truck sold in the state.

The Cat CT660 Vocational Truck, officially launched at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 tradeshow in March, first arrived to Altorfer Power Systems in late October. The truck then went to a body builder for dump box installation, and was delivered to the first customer in Iowa on December 9, 2011.

Ed Smith, truck sales representative for Altorfer Power Systems, says the new vocational truck is a unique machine that people should definitely come and see on the 14th.

“No one else has done anything quite like this,” says Smith. “Caterpillar® has engineered a new class 8 truck that is uniquely designed to complement the machines that our construction division already offers.”

Smith adds that in addition to Caterpillar offering the truck and engine with this product, they have equipped the machine with their own automatic transmission.

“Caterpillar is the only truck manufacturer that has been able to do this,” says Smith. “And we are proud to be the exclusive dealer for the truck in this area.”

The December 14th open house at Altorfer Power Systems will allow customers to view the CT660 in person, with Altorfer and Caterpillar experts on site to explain how the trucks can be configured to meet their demanding vocational applications.

For additional information, or to RSVP, please contact Altorfer Power Systems Truck Sales Representative Ed Smith at 319-365-6500 or

Additional information about the Cat CT660 can be found at or

About Altorfer Inc.
For over 50 years, Altorfer Inc. has served the construction, agriculture, landscaping and trades, manufacturing, material handling, rental, mining, governmental, trucking and power generation industries.

Altorfer Inc.’s power division, Altorfer Power Systems, provides power generation sales, rental and support, and truck and industrial engines sales and support throughout Southeast Iowa, Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri.
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